Walking Is Easier Than A Lot Of Exercises
If you're going to start exercising walking is about the easiest activity to do. You can do it: Outside in the park; in the forest; on the mountain trail; on a paved path; on a treadmill with a DVD going; at the gym; on the track, or inside the local mall.
Walking is so natural to being human it really doesn't feel like exercise. Don't get me wrong you can feel it in your legs and the rest of your body after you go. This is okay because you can always use any reminder you can get to stay motivated to exercise. It's not usually easy. Though, to me walking is. You just put on some supportive shoes and comfortable work-out wear, and you're ready to start doing some stretching before you walk. This is important to do before and after you go out. Too, it's necessary to check with your doctor before starting an exercise routine, or changing an existing routine.
I just got back from a 2K hike in the woods. It felt great to be out there moving. I feel like I did something. Now, no matter what I do the rest of the day I have a sense of accomplishment, and I know I did something good for my body. When you're body is stronger you just feel better don't you?
I really feel good. I feel like I'm fighting back when it comes to getting and staying in shape.I've been out walking twice in the last seven days. This, I admit is after a long break from exercise. I could say it's because it's been cold for these past winter months, but that's no excuse. As I mentioned above there are places to work-out inside when it's cold. So I'm getting back to exercising again and going to keep looking for inspiration to do so.
I don't want to get ahead of myself, but I do want to add weight lifting to my program after I've been out there walking for a few weeks. They say it takes about that amount of time to develop a habit, so when I do I'm going to start to develop another. I know I'll be able to do this as I stay on the walking path. Just doing something right now reminds me that I need to exercise to feel good and be healthy, not to mention look better forever.